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Genus :

TOLYPANTHUS

Family :

LORANTHACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Shrubs parasitic, young parts with stellate hairs. Leaves alternate or subopposite, pinnately veined. Inflorescences axillary or at leafless nodes, fasciculate, 3-6-flowered; 1 bract subtending each flower, much broader than flower, free or connate into bell-shaped involucre. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous, actinomorphic. Calyx ovoid, limb cupular, persistent. Mature flower bud tubular, straight. Corolla sympetalous, distal portion inflated, tip ovoid; lobes reflexed. Stamens inserted at base of corolla lobes; filaments short; anthers 4-loculed. Pollen grain trilobate or semilobate in polar view. Ovary 1-loculed; placentation basal. Style filiform, 5-angled; stigma capitate. Berry ellipsoid, exocarp leathery, pubescent.